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Dems: Bipartisanship 'isn't working' [Dingy Harry & San Fran Nan alert]
Politico ^ | 2009-02-05 | Manu Raju

Posted on 02/05/2009 12:13:05 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Frustrated Senate Democratic leaders dispensed with calls for bipartisanship on the stimulus package Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying that he won't let anyone "hold the president of the United States hostage."

President Barack Obama had once hoped to have the package pass with substantial Republican support. But Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that's now a “distant memory."

"So far," he said, bipartisanship "isn't working."

But in an interview with Politico, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that the Democrats - not the Republicans - have made a mockery of bipartisanship.

“Senators are in a panic – this bill is stinking up the place,” Graham said – then accused Obama of being “AWOL” in the stimulus discussions.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; US: California; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 111th; bho2009; bho44; bhostimulus; bipartisan; congress; democratcongress; democrats; obama; obamasfault; pelosi; porkulus; ratbastards; reid; senate; senatedemocrats; stimulus; stimuluswatch; zero; zerostantrum
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MISERABLE FAILURES !!!


1 posted on 02/05/2009 12:13:06 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

‘...with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying that he won’t let anyone “hold the president of the United States hostage.” ‘

He would have one month ago....


2 posted on 02/05/2009 12:14:13 PM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Bipartisanship hasn’t yet been attempted....


3 posted on 02/05/2009 12:15:15 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: rabscuttle385

Not working? Never there to begin with, @sswipes.


4 posted on 02/05/2009 12:15:15 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Waaaaaa!

The nasty ‘publicans are knuckling under!


5 posted on 02/05/2009 12:15:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Dem definition of bipartisanship = our way or the highway.


6 posted on 02/05/2009 12:15:25 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: rabscuttle385

I have yet to see any bipartisanship from the Dems


7 posted on 02/05/2009 12:16:35 PM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If it’s such a good idea, pass it and

OWN IT.

Own the results, good or bad.


8 posted on 02/05/2009 12:16:37 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy

Somebody please call Zero and the rest of his Rat hordes a waaaaaaaahhh-mbluance!


9 posted on 02/05/2009 12:16:57 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

Shameless, absolutely shameless.


10 posted on 02/05/2009 12:17:03 PM PST by maggief
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To: rabscuttle385
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11 posted on 02/05/2009 12:19:19 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: rabscuttle385

Nothing works when you don’t even try it.


12 posted on 02/05/2009 12:22:29 PM PST by Julia H. (Somewhere in Kenya or Indonesia, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: rabscuttle385

ROFL! This thing really MUST suck, if even Grahamnesty is getting rowdy about it!

‘course we KNEW that...


13 posted on 02/05/2009 12:22:35 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Reid says he is sure he could pick up 2 republican votes..
Those would have to be 2 suicidal republicans.


14 posted on 02/05/2009 12:27:14 PM PST by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: rabscuttle385
"So far," he said, bipartisanship "isn't working."

This gigantic pork bill is a world record for deficit spending, consists exclusively of wasteful liberal spending, and the liberals are complaining that they can't get "bipartisan" support? They are even more stupid than I thought. The bill could get bipartisan support if they chopped it down to reasonable tax cuts, plus maybe a couple billion dollars in carefully-targeted spending. I'd like it better with no new spending, but that's a bipartisan gesture. What they want is absolute submission, and they're crying because they can't get that, not even from McCain (so far).

15 posted on 02/05/2009 12:27:22 PM PST by MathDoc (If there ever was a time that Obama looked like an amateur, it’s right now.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Obama of being “AWOL"

* Another Whiny Overpaid Liberal
* Angry Wimpy Obama Looser
* Annoying Whacked Out Liberal

The possibilities just go on and on.
16 posted on 02/05/2009 12:28:39 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: rabscuttle385

They want the GOP to go for it to give them cover. Period.

They should be cutting spending and cutting taxes. Now that’s a stimulus.

The current plan is a dog’s meal.


17 posted on 02/05/2009 12:29:08 PM PST by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: rabscuttle385

Democrat definition of bipartisanship = Republican capitulation


18 posted on 02/05/2009 12:29:22 PM PST by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: rabscuttle385
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19 posted on 02/05/2009 12:29:30 PM PST by engrpat (End the National Nightmare on 1-20-2013)
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To: rabscuttle385
So, bipartisanship isn't working because the Repubs aren't rolling over and playing dead? That's rich!

Remember, we have to do something, because Pelosi says 500 million Americans lose their jobs every month!

20 posted on 02/05/2009 12:34:07 PM PST by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Someone needs to tell these ‘RAT dumbasses that “bipartisanship” ISN’T defined as having the GOP sign off on every Socialist package that the piggies on the hill can dream up.


21 posted on 02/05/2009 12:35:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ( Elections have consequences.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Nancy Pelosi= The pork packin' mama for Barack Obama.

Harry Reid= Senile POS.

22 posted on 02/05/2009 12:36:31 PM PST by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The sooner this POS passes w/o GOP help, the sooner the GOP can start running on it. Make all the dims sign their name to this crap sandwich.


23 posted on 02/05/2009 12:42:28 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Just like the libs said for the last 8 years: "Dissent is Patriotic")
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To: Lou Budvis

I think they’re absolutely terrified that this will pass on a party line vote.


24 posted on 02/05/2009 12:43:49 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: rabscuttle385

Bi-Partisanship will never work when Obama and the Democrats sneak off to Williamsburg to plot against them.

Thats right Obama and the boys are going on retreat to Williamsburg Obama is flying down in the luxurious Air Force One on a trip that the Presidential Helicopter copuld easilt make in an hour, all the Dems are taking a special chartered Amtrak train down, that way no one gets a DUI on the way down. Any business they do in Williamsburg could easily be dine right in Washington.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/05/apologies-no-more-obama-in-combat-mode/


25 posted on 02/05/2009 12:44:24 PM PST by Venturer
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To: rabscuttle385

GW gets the last laugh.


26 posted on 02/05/2009 12:44:45 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Badeye

“this bill is stinking up the place”......

thanks to Stretchface Pelosi!...It’s her pile of crap!


27 posted on 02/05/2009 12:54:21 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Venturer

I’ll have a grilled cheese sandwich and a coke. P.S. Did
you disable the smoke detector in the President’s lavatory?


28 posted on 02/05/2009 1:01:01 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: rabscuttle385

The Bolshecrat definition of bipartisanship is we write the law, you take the blame.


29 posted on 02/05/2009 1:02:06 PM PST by depressed in 06 (I'm becoming nostalgic for the incompetence of Carter.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Dear Harry and Nancy -

You will have to pass this garbage all by yourself.
Then you will have to own it and accept responsibility for it all by yourself.

Its hard to be an adult, isn’t it?

Signed,
Freeper the Kidd


30 posted on 02/05/2009 1:06:19 PM PST by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: rabscuttle385

(Yeah, sing a song bro’...)
If the sun refused to shine
I don’t mind, I don’t mind
(Yeah)
If the mountains ah, fell in the sea
Let it be, it ain’t me.
(Well, all right)

Got my own world to live through and uh, ha !
And I ain’t gonna copy you.

“Yeah (sing the song brother...)
Now if uh, six uh, huh, turned out to be nine
Oh I don’t mind, I don’t mind uh ( Well all right... )
If all the hippies cut off all their hair
Oh I don’t care, oh I don’t care.
Dig.

‘Cause I’ve got my own world to live through and uh, huh
And I ain’t gonna copy you.”


31 posted on 02/05/2009 1:12:49 PM PST by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: rabscuttle385
BIPARTISANSHIP (bi.PAR.tihs.zen.ship) n.

1. When a conservative shuts the f*** up and does whatever is ordered by a liberal

2. Staying silent after liberals steal an election

3. Syn. Impotence; cowardice; willing treason; the state of willingly being an invertebrate or eunich

32 posted on 02/05/2009 1:27:38 PM PST by pabianice
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To: rabscuttle385

No Harry Reid what is happening is that American’s that normally don’t pay attention are watching and are not likeing what they see. When they find out the truth about these things you guys normally lose.


33 posted on 02/05/2009 1:27:42 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Badeye
Frustrated Senate Democratic leaders dispensed with calls for bipartisanship on the stimulus package Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying that he won't let anyone "hold the president of the United States hostage."

Fine Reid, put on your big girl panties and pass (and take SOLE responsibility for) this bloated mass of rotten pork.

Obama lied. The Economy died.

34 posted on 02/05/2009 1:29:53 PM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: Centurion2000

‘Obama lied. The Economy died. ‘

Yep. The democrats KNOW this pork bill won’t help the economy THEY undermined via Barney Frank with FAnnie and Freddy.

They KNOW IT. That why they aren’t just passing this pig without Republican votes.


35 posted on 02/05/2009 1:33:20 PM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Badeye

The Republicans refuse to buy a pig in a poke. Too bad for the Democrats.


36 posted on 02/05/2009 1:33:58 PM PST by Post Toasties (Conservatives allow the guilty to be executed but Lefties insist that the innocent be executed.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The GOP needs to stay away from this POS “stimulus” bill. Let the dems sink their own ship.


37 posted on 02/05/2009 1:48:43 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Badeye

Bipartisanship, Dem style:

“You vote for our proposals and our nominees, and we won’t change the rules to eliminate filibusters. This doesn’t mean we won’t hold up your appointments if you ever get in power again, because we work for the people (and the children).”


38 posted on 02/05/2009 1:53:22 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: rabscuttle385
The great Lindsey Graham just blasted the porkulus bill: “If this is bipartisanship, count me out...this process stinks.”
39 posted on 02/05/2009 2:19:16 PM PST by Cedric
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To: rabscuttle385

You really have to laugh at these attempts to get Republican suckers to sign up to these excrement they are trying to pass. And it’s funny because they are trying to act as if they need Republican votes with this thing when they don’t want to draw attention to their disastrous control of all branches of gov’t and who the people can ‘thank’ when the effects of their policies hits home. The Demonrats are really a bunch of wicked souls who are going to deserve the hate directed their way when reality sets in.


40 posted on 02/05/2009 2:29:37 PM PST by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: rabscuttle385

LOL!

http://defendourfreedoms.us/


41 posted on 02/05/2009 2:36:53 PM PST by FreeManN (DefendOurFreedoms.US)
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To: Cedric

You know things are really messed up when even McCain and Graham realize it’s wrong.


42 posted on 02/05/2009 2:37:42 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: jeffc
Remember, we have to do something, because Pelosi says 500 million Americans lose their jobs every month!

That's 16,000,000 Amuricans lined up at unemployment lines daily!

Must be some hellaciously long lines somewhere. Consider: There were supposedly 2 million on the mall at the Obama Crowning. From that example, I think we can find the unemployment lines by simply looking for the trash and feces they leave.

Elementary, my dear Watson!

43 posted on 02/05/2009 2:41:31 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: rabscuttle385

giggle....


44 posted on 02/05/2009 2:42:07 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: MrB

“The sum total of their grievances amount to one page,” said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat...”Three months from now, we won’t be talking about how many votes we’re getting ,” he said. “We’ll be talking about how many people we’ve put to work, whether the GDP is turned around, and all of that.”

Pass it bunky...let’s see what we’re talking about in 3 mos...prolly a terrorist attack on a soup line.


45 posted on 02/05/2009 2:50:24 PM PST by y6162
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..

Dems: “Bipartisanship is doing whatever we say.”

Sen. Graham Goes Ballistic:
President AWOL, Stimulus Process a Joke, “Count me Out!”
Lindsey Graham
Posted on 02/05/2009 1:22:33 PM PST by quesney
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2179195/posts


46 posted on 02/05/2009 3:02:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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47 posted on 02/05/2009 3:13:44 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: rabscuttle385
Shut up whiny ass Reid, you want it, OWN IT. Hell no, you want to be able to pass the blame when this thing crashes the economy.
48 posted on 02/05/2009 3:37:24 PM PST by mojitojoe
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To: rabscuttle385

Why should they care if they get “bi-partisan” support for The Great Taxpayer Heist from Republicans? After all, as Hussein said “I won”. Let him lead the ‘rats in passing the theft against the wishes of millions of fed-up Americans, it’s good to be king.


49 posted on 02/05/2009 3:56:06 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: rabscuttle385

50 posted on 02/05/2009 4:12:32 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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